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colonel_bob

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#1 12 years ago

This is not good. Minnesota Bridge Collapse -- News Coverage I've always been slightly paranoid driving over those concrete overpasses back home, but now... Hmm.




La Red Fox

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#2 12 years ago

I agree. Im quite paranoid driving over those bridges..... But they are going to be checking all the bridges in the state for a couple of weeks to make sure everything is good.




Ryette

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#3 12 years ago

Oh wow, I used to go over that bridge all the time when I lived in Minnesota.

That's scary. O.O

If you listen to the Safety Engineer thing, where they read off the inspection report, it seems that they knew this could have been coming. They just weren't keeping up the bridge.

Which makes all the more disturbing...




Badha1rday

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#4 12 years ago

That happened with th Guadalahara explosions, city workers knew it was going to explode, but they didn't evacuate. They let over 200 people die.

Why did it happen? And you got this early. Eyewitness News didn't even talk about it yet, lol.




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#5 12 years ago

Pretty weird stuff. It was only inspected last month, wasn't it? And it was inspected last year, and the year before that and the year before that too. But I guess you can only inspect whats on the outside. God knows what the framework and infrastructure is like on the inside.




colonel_bob

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#6 12 years ago

Luckily most of the lanes were shut down due to construction. But, that might have been a contributing factor, who knows? In any case, here's a surveillance video of the bridge's collapse: I-35 W Bridge Collapse




Homer Gonerson

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#7 12 years ago

Jesus... I'm glad there are no bridges in Houston to be afraid of... just overpasses and flyovers.

HoustonHiWayWeb.jpg




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#8 12 years ago

You're fucked if one of them collapses.

It would be mayhem.

Don't mean to scare you, like.




Lyon

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#9 12 years ago

Man this is horrible, can only hope the people who got trapped in their cars passed painlessly..




colonel_bob

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#10 12 years ago
Homer Gonerson;3833484Jesus... I'm glad there are no bridges in Houston to be afraid of... just overpasses and flyovers. HoustonHiWayWeb.jpg

Dude, these are exactly the things I'm talking about. One of those is going to go down sooner or later... have you seen the I-10 / Beltway 8 interchange at rush hour? That would be inconceivably bad.